• Released
  • November 5, 1993
  • PG , 2 hr 15 min
  • Drama
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The Remains of the Day Synopsis
Butler (Anthony Hopkins) sacrifices love for duty in 1930s England.

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100

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
A classically polished drama about repressed emotions, self delusion and protracted heartbreak, this Merchant/Ivory movie is one of the...
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100

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Hopkins and Thompson's downright marvelous duet is supported by a host of deft players, and the detailed re-creation of this small universe...
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100

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Looks grand without being overdressed, it is full of feeling without being sentimental. Here’s a film for adults. It’s also...
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Detractors will see the usual parade of repressed feelings in a Masterpiece Theatre setting. Those who look closer will find one of the...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
An engaging and powerful motion picture, every bit the equal of Merchant Ivory's best work, and certainly the most emotionally-wrenching...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The whole movie is quiet, introspective, thoughtful.
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80

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
All the meticulousness, intelligence, taste and superior This curious, cloistered piece... is continuously absorbing but lacks the...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Gorgeously lensed and delightfully structured, however, this is, in a word, wonderful.
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70

TV Guide

Though it offers a host of fine performances in a smoothly crafted, adult drama of unfulfilled love, it lacks the cumulative dramatic...
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70

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The actors keep this interesting, but as a story it drifts and rambles.
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Rated PG